Many consider Canada to be a leading country concerning international affairs, due to their history of peacekeeping missions. Lately, however, there has been a notable change in both their domestic and foreign policies. A controversial bill on revoking Canadian citizenship for individuals with a dual nationality sparked debate on the
Growing nationalism and desire for independence have turned the Spanish region of Catalonia into a political “hot potato”. With the emerging possibility of a Catalan independence, many have questions regarding what will happen. The future of 7.5 million Catalans and one of the most famous football clubs is at stake.
The African Union represents over one billion people, with all but one African state being a member. It’s a big organization with big ambitions. In 2023 they plan to establish an economic union with a common currency on the whole continent. But what is the union all about and what
The use of opinion polls in elections goes back to the early 19th century, though the current method of representative sampling was developed in the 1930’s. Franklin D. Roosevelt became the first presidential candidate to use polling in the election of 1932, but it was after John F. Kennedy successfully
Some call them necessary political tools, while others describe them as a threat to the legitimacy of democracy. But of one thing we can be certain – filibusters are a big deal, and a weapon of considerate power when allowed. But what is a filibuster? Filibustering has been defined as
Since Raul Castro took control of power in Cuba as a result of his brother Fidel Castro’s health issues in 2006, things have undeniably changed. The island nation that has long been famous as a very strict socialist society with restricted liberty is slowly starting to open up in some
Social media propaganda. Source: birgerking, Flickr CC The breakthrough of social media has given different actors the ability to communicate their message to an immense audience in a matter of seconds. It has provided individuals and organizations with the ability to spread ideas, mobilize supporters, and perhaps even start revolutions.
Today, May 22nd 2015 will be a day to go down in history. The Republic of Ireland, a country that only officially decriminalised homosexuality in 1993, is holding a referendum on same-sex marriage. If the suggested change to the constitution passes, Ireland will become the first country to allow same-sex
Hillary Clinton is not your traditional left wing darling. She voted for the Iraq war when she was a Senator, she has traditionally close ties to Wall Street, and she’s lukewarm at best on civil rights issues such as gay marriage. A year and a half away from the general
The rapid evolution of digital technology has changed how we interact with the world around us. New technology has made it possible for even common people to share newsworthy information, which was previously the exclusive role of journalists and police. Bystanders witnessing a crime can easily record crucial information if